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    I have a couple of specific items that I pack every year that are helpful and also traditional. I always make sure I buy cuties (for snacks) and san pellegrino for mixing drinks. Anybody else have any special items that they always bring to Coachella every year?

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    Cocaine and Waffles
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    They check your age at a rave? That means its not a rave.

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    Airborne, which I take twice daily to try to stave off infection from all of you filthy mongrels.

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    I might try that this year I get sick every time .
    Spicy pie is mainstream shit.

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    Although the manufacturer recommends that Airborne be taken "at the first sign of a cold symptom, or before entering crowded environments, like airplanes and offices," Airborne has not undergone any testing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Furthermore, the manufacturer itself makes no actual claims with regard to user health (the claims are all along the lines of "all natural", "dissolves quickly", etc.) Because it is sold as a dietary supplement and not as a drug, current American law allows it to be marketed without prior review and approval of testing results that demonstrate that it provides a medical remedy. However, all claims on the label for consumer products have to be truthful and supported by scientific evidence.
    There are no studies supporting Airborne's effectiveness that meet scientific standards. The "GNG Pharmaceutical Services Inc." study often referenced in the debate over Airborne's effectiveness was sponsored by the Knight-McDowell Labs, manufacturers of Airborne.[1] In February 2006, ABC News discovered that GNG Pharmaceutical Services has no official clinic, scientists, or even doctors. In fact the company comprises only two men, who started the company just to perform this study. Because of the bad publicity that this controversy has brought forth, Knight-McDowell Labs has removed all references to the study from their packaging and web site.[6]
    A medical report on Airborne addressed some of these concerns, specifically regarding its large amounts of vitamin C:
    There are some concerns. First, there is no conclusive evidence that this product or any of its ingredients prevents colds or shortens their duration. Second, the adult tablet contains 1 g of vitamin C, and the directions for use advise taking 1 tablet at the first sign of a cold and repeating the dose every 3 hours as necessary. Vitamin C in doses higher than 1 g increases oxalate and urate excretion and may cause kidney stones.[7] Third, the safety of this herbal extraction combination has not been established. And with herbs and dietary supplements in general, we only have the manufacturers’ word on the label for what’s in them.[8]
    Class actions and settlements[edit]
    The former makers of Airborne had been accused by the FTC of using false advertising[1] in its marketing and making unproven claims[9] that it could help ward off harmful bacteria and germs and help prevent the flu and the common cold.
    A class action lawsuit was filed against the former owners of Airborne Health, Inc. (and other defendants) alleging that Airborne falsely advertised certain therapeutic properties, including the ability to cure or prevent the common cold, when marketing products under the Airborne brand name. Defendants denied any wrongdoing or illegal conduct but have agreed to settle the litigation.[10]
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) participated in the class action lawsuit against Airborne. Their senior nutritionist had this to say:
    "There's no credible evidence that what's in Airborne can prevent colds or protect you from a germy environment," said CSPI senior nutritionist David Schardt, who reviewed Airborne's claims. "Airborne is basically an overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that's been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed."[11]
    On March 4, 2008, the former owners of Airborne Health Inc. agreed to pay $23.3 million to settle the lawsuit.[12] Customers with proof of purchase will be refunded for any Airborne they have ever bought. Those without proof of purchases will be reimbursed for up to six packages. Any claims must have been postmarked or received prior to September 15, 2008 in order to be considered "timely".[13]
    On August 14, 2008, a press release from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that the former owners of Airborne Health, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle FTC charges. According to the FTC’s complaint:
    "there is no competent and reliable scientific evidence to support the claims made by the defendants that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, sickness, or infection; protect against or help fight germs; reduce the severity or duration of a cold; and protect against colds, sickness, or infection in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools."
    The FTC complaint also states that the company's former owners and founders, Victoria Knight-McDowell and Thomas John McDowell "made false claims that Airborne products are clinically proven to treat colds."[1]
    Shortly after the settlements, a new management team was brought in to run the company. This management team was led by Marti Morfitt, former CEO and director of CNS, Inc. In October 2009, Airborne was purchased by GF Capital Management and Advisors, LLC – a New York City-based private equity firm. GF Capital said that the entire management team, including CEO Marti Morfitt, will remain intact.[14] In March 2012, Schiff Nutrition acquired Airborne, Inc.[15] In November 2012, Reckitt Benckiser agreed to acquire Schiff Nutrition. [16]

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    Always load up on this
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Always load up on this
    What's this maybe nonsense?
    AC/DC and Steely Dan? Why not just get a Don Henley project on the poster so my dad can bring his R/V, his fourth wife, and make a day out of the damn thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Some shit Tom copypasta'ed from another site
    Whatever man, not taking it to prevent colds specifically, just to give my immune system a boost when in the presence of large numbers of foreign germs. If it doesn't work, I'm out 5 bucks, oh well.

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    Drink one before bed with a 16 oz bottle of water to help with hangovers

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    Go to the tips and tricks thread at the top
    You'll find the must have list
    Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!
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    she should get an abortion then go to chella
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    You people are disgusting for posting this shit on my thread.
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    Look up your moms skirt when she is dancing

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    You'll need at least two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls.

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    The FDA only approves things that are good for us....

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